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FASD: Talk about it or 'pay for it'

...exposure to alcohol, including Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS).? FASD is one of the most common cause of developmental disability and the only cause that is entirely preventable.? FAS is a medical diagnosis defined by the presence of specific growth...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-01-28/fasd-talk-about-it-or-pay-it
Local
The importance of getting an FASD diagnosis

...November 2013, REACH Executive Director Millie Ryan expanded the organization's services to serve people with developmental disabilities. A new FASD clinic was established and is currently housed in and administered by REACH. According to Ianolino...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2015-01-18/importance-getting-fasd-diagnosis
Neighbors
Housing First project moving forward

...Authority, has described Housing First as permanent supportive housing for individuals who may experience developmental disabilities, mental illness, Alzheimer's, chronic addiction, and/or traumatic brain injuries. "We will make sure...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-31/housing-first-project-moving-forward
Local
Thieves target donated goods

...from the programs from the ARC of Anchorage," he said. "They're taking away from people who experience developmental disabilities."Anne Burch, who has received job training from the ARC and now works the phones asking for donations...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-28/thieves-target-donated-goods
State
Empire Editorial: When the helpers need help

...the fourth-largest private employer in Juneau, providing a range of services for adults and children with developmental disabilities in Southeast Alaska. About half of eligible employees were using REACH's health care plan, human resources...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-11-16/empire-editorial-when-helpers-need-he
Opinion
Building on numbers: Assessing housing solutions

...Trust Authority, described Housing First as permanent supportive housing for individuals who may experience developmental disabilities, mental illness, Alzheimer's, chronic addiction, and/or traumatic brain injuries.Various agencies...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-10-03/building-numbers-assessing-solutions
Local
Four-car pileup still under investigation

...job. He's a direct service professional for REACH, Inc. who drives around clients with special needs and developmental disabilities. He drives "all day," he said, logging about 40 to 60 miles each week.He said his employer was more...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-09-17/four-car-pileup-still-under-investigati
Local
From totaled to tailored

...was driving around town in the teal blue Neon, running errands with REACH clients who have special needs and developmental disabilities. As a REACH direct service professional, he typically logs 40 to 60 miles per week."I was just amazed...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-09-25/totaled-tailored
Local
Letter: Transportation discrimination in our capital city

As a care coordinator and advocate for people with developmental disabilities and complex medical conditions of all ages, I am distressed by the policies of commercial taxi companies in Juneau. Most people...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2014-07-31/letter-transportation-discrimination-
Letters
Alaska Editorial: We're silver

...missing. It would apply to adults with disabilities, including dementias, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and developmental disabilities.Rep. Max Gruenburg, who introduced HB59, likened it to the Amber Alert program for missing children...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2013-07-21/alaska-editorial-were-silver
Opinion

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